Fred van der Ende

706 Added | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 36 Following | 656 Followers | @fredvasse | Publishing consultant :: Ex-Photographer, Ex-Editor in Chief :: Loves to talk about: Apple, Publishing, Internet, Social Media, Photography

The New GoPro Karma Looks Like the Most Versatile Drone Yet

GoPro just announced its long-awaited (and long-delayed) flying camera platform: Karma. The folding drone comes in a backpack and features a …

5 Ways the Washington Post Uses Twitter Moments

Click the image for more in this series.<p>Tweet for the Moment.<p>It’s not just a modern twist on an old idiom. It’s also good advice for journalists who …

Social Media

Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

Google has begun to further tap into the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a number of features that will allow users to more easily share location details, as well as confirm edits …

Google has found a business model for its most advanced artificial intelligence

DeepMind gets a job cutting the costs of data centers.<p>Two years ago, Google spent over half a billion dollars for the tiny artificial intelligence startup DeepMind. Since then, the unit has walloped Atari video games and beaten an impossible board game.<p>Impressive stuff, that. But those AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Combines Search, YouTube, and Chrome Into New Sharing App 'Spaces'

Google this morning announced a new app called "Spaces" for iOS, Android and desktop, that combines Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome together into one app to easily share and discuss content amongst friends. Similar to Gboard launched last week, Google is hoping to lessen the amount of time …

Apps

Parrot's New Fixed-Wing Drone Is a 50 MPH Party in the Sky

The consumer drone explosion of the last few years has been mostly limited to quadcopter-style multirotors. Until now. Meet the Disco, Parrot’s …

This drone can fly through the air and under water

While drones have been getting a bad rap for dropping from the skies at inopportune moments recently, a new drone from Rutgers University can swim as well as fly.<p>Funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research, the Naviator can be deployed for either aerial reconnaissance or for snooping …

Drones

How GoPro Is Building Its Future Drone Platform Foundations

GoPro started working on drones a few months ago in order to stake a claim in this multibillion-dollar market. This is a natural for them, as they will be able to offer the best flying immersive camera on the market — completely autonomous, no pilot required. We explain here why they could be the …

Facebook is quietly testing a Yelp killer

Facebook is perfectly poised to disrupt Yelp’s business and it looks like it’s about to do just that.<p>A new feature in testing called Professional Services, spotted by Search Engine Land, helps you search for businesses around you, then shows you ratings and recommendations on where to go.<p>You can …

Apple Maps Uses Foursquare Data For Business Listings

While Apple Maps held a lot of promise at its announcement, the reality was far from what many had expected. However to be fair, over the years Apple …

This is the First GoPro Camera Drone Video

Earlier this year, GoPro announced that it will be launching its own camera drone in the first half of 2016. While details of the quadcopter’s specs, …

The Secret of the Apple’s New San Francisco Fonts

iOS 9 is now publicly released. It’s a subtle change but the system fonts of iOS 9 are now changed to the Apple’s new San Francisco fonts, replacing …

Typography

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

How Restaurants Should Use Google My Business and Local Search

Google My Business and local search are two of the best ways for customers to find your restaurant. Read this guide to make the most of these two …

Local Search

ProCamera 8 for iOS leaps into summer with new editing tools and photo compass

The folks at CocoLogics are at it again. The company has just released a huge update to ProCamera 8 for iOS, its DSLR-style photo app.<p>Featured as one of TNW’s Apps of the Year for 2014, ProCamera 8 is now further improved with a host of new features.<p>This app has always been about replacing the need …

Apps

Facebook is about to ramp up the number of Instant Articles on your feed

Get ready to see a lot more news on your Facebook feed.<p>After announcing Instant Articles back in May – stories that load natively through Facebook’s iPhone app – Facebook published a few trial pieces before going through a quiet period without anything new as it prepared for a greater …

Personalized News

Google Launches A New Home For Journalists With “News Lab”

Google today announced the launch of a new site called News Lab, a destination that aims to connect journalists with programs, data and other resources to aid in their reporting. The site will feature a number of tools for newsrooms, including tutorials and best practices on how to use Google …

You can get DSLR-quality photos on your iPhone with a simple gadget

DxO One is a standalone 20-megapixel camera that marries with your iPhone for a new kind of smartphone photography experience. What you might think …

The Strange-But-True Story of How a Cowboy Boot Startup Took Over Facebook

Country Outfitter seized the internet’s attention—and it intends to keep it.<p>Three summers ago, Acumen Brands, the online retailer’s parent company, doubled down on plans to make Country Outfitter the internet destination for cowboy boots and all things Western wear. Intending to bring industry to …

The DxO ONE Is A Plug-In iPhone Camera With A 1-Inch Sensor

Your iPhone camera is already one of the better mobile cameras available, but a new accessory from imaging technology leader DxO could up the iPhone’s game considerably. The Lightning-enabled DxO ONE has a super bright f1.8 aperture lens, and a 20.2 megapixel, 1-inch sensor. That sensor size is on …

What can Apple News do that Facebook's newsfeed can't?

You can hear the mix of glee and wonder in New York Times CEO Mark Thompson's voice when he gets on the phone and immediately says, "I'm surrounded …

All of Germany just signed up to this micropayment app that people think is the future of news on the web

Not just some of them — <i>all</i> of them. Eighteen dailies and 15 weeklies. The app now has an almost complete lock on national news in Germany.<p>That's big news, not just for the two-year-old startup, but also for the wider digital publishing ecosystem. The success of a micropayments models depends on …

Digital Advertising

For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years

A new Flipboard-clone with massive potential reach, R.I.P. Newsstand, and news stories embedded deeper inside iOS — it was a big day for news on iPhones and iPads.<p>There wasn’t a lot of buildup beforehand, but today’s Apple keynote turned out to be the most important for publishers in years. (To be …

Craig Federighi

How To Take Your Travel Photos To The Next Level

An Instagram-famous photographer reveals the secrets to taking extraordinary pictures on your phone.<p>Travel photographer Cole Rise is Instagram famous. As in, he created Rise, the filter, and has over 906,000 followers.<p>Since crafting Instagram's first photo treatments, Cole has promoted the gospel …

Snapseed 2.0 Review and Tutorial

By Jacob Matthew Dix on May 29th, 2015<p>Snapseed 2.0<p>Snapseed just received its greatest update from Google since the app was purchased from Nik …

Tutorials

1. How To Create A Subtle Edit

Editing your iPhone photos can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to iPhone photography. Deciding which apps to use, which adjustment tools …

Facebook Starts Hosting Publishers’ “Instant Articles”

After months of rumors, Facebook today unveiled “Instant Articles”, a program that natively hosts publishers’ content in its app’s News Feed so users don’t have to click out and wait for websites to load. Instant Articles debuts today with rich-media stories from The New York Times, BuzzFeed, …

Some Thoughts After Using Flickr Version 4.0

Having had a few weeks now to spend significant time exploring Flickr 4.0, I thought I’d write up a detailed post about my ongoing thoughts on the …

Flickr's new Magic View photo filtering feature works so well it convinced me to ditch iPhoto

On average, I take over 2,000 photos every month between my phone and my camera. Until recently, I was using iPhoto and iCloud to store and share my pictures, but this month, I decided to give Flickr’s revamped service a go.<p>I was curious to see if it could hold its own against the ease and …

Apps

Adobe Sneak Peek: Retouching a Giant 50MP Photo in Prototype Mobile Software

Adobe wants to be the 800 pound gorilla of mobile photo editing. Today the company released the 2-minute sneak peek video above showing off some …

Tutorials